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Windows 7: Can't open zip files

18 Dec 2009   #1
Bills

windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Can't open zip files

Trying to install brushes into PS , but I can't open the zipped files . Clicking on Extract just brings up a page of Gobbledigook . Can any one help please ?


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18 Dec 2009   #2
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Hello Bills, Welcome to SevenFourms!
Could you please post a screenshot of your problem?
Thanks,
~Jonathan
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18 Dec 2009   #3
Coolness

Win 7 pro 64-bit, Ubuntu 9.10 64-bit
 
 

Download 7Zip from 7-Zip | The Best Zip Compression Utility and right click the file, select 7zip, and extract
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18 Dec 2009   #4
InternetLord

Windows 7 Eternity Build 7600 RTM Activated x86
 
 

you want winrar. 7-zip can have problems with correctly compressing large files.
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18 Dec 2009   #5
Coolness

Win 7 pro 64-bit, Ubuntu 9.10 64-bit
 
 

You gotta be kidding me! 7zip is the best one out there and winrar costs money, 7zip is open source! SUPPORT OPEN SOURCE!
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18 Dec 2009   #6
InternetLord

Windows 7 Eternity Build 7600 RTM Activated x86
 
 

as far as compression they are equal. 7-zip will make some files smaller than winrar and visa versa. however it is a fact that on some large files 7-zip will corrupt them while compressing them. i strongly recommend steering clear of 7-zip, even though it is free. by the way yell in your post is not going to make me change my opinion.
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18 Dec 2009   #7
Coolness

Win 7 pro 64-bit, Ubuntu 9.10 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by InternetLord View Post
as far as compression they are equal. 7-zip will make some files smaller than winrar and visa versa. however it is a fact that on some large files 7-zip will corrupt them while compressing them. i strongly recommend steering clear of 7-zip, even though it is free. by the way yell in your post is not going to make me change my opinion.
Sorry about that, but the guy above needed a uncompresser, and thus not to compress anything. If you think that 7zip will corrupt large files, ok, but i dont think you should say "i strongly recommend steering clear of 7-zip" since its a minor thing for a guy like that. Also, the point wasn't that the program is free, its open source, so others can help in correcting its bugs, even myself or you.
Again, i apologize for yelling
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18 Dec 2009   #8
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Please, could you post a screenshot?
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18 Dec 2009   #9
imacken

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Doesn't the OS have a built-in zip file extractor?
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18 Dec 2009   #10
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by imacken View Post
Doesn't the OS have a built-in zip file extractor?
Yes. If it's not working, something is wrong.
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